Foo Fighters Win 3 Awards After Taylor Hawkins’ Death

In his honour. One week after the passing of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters won all three awards at the 2022 Grammys.

The band — which also consists of Dave GrohlNate MendelChris ShiflettRami Jaffee and Pat Smear — took home trophies for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock SongAnd Best Rock Album on Sunday, April 3, during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony ahead of the live show. Their Best Rock Album win Medicine at MidnightThis brings their total career wins to five in this category, which extends their streak of being the musicians with the longest winning streak. Presenter Jimmy Jam accepted the Grammys on the band’s behalf, adding that he was sending “prayers to their loved ones.”

On Thursday, April 31 Us Weekly confirmed that the Foo Fighters had canceled their scheduled performance during the telecast in the wake of Hawkins’ death.

The Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders musician was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 25. While on tour in South America, he was allegedly experiencing chest pains. Paramedics were unable to revive Hawkins, and he was declared dead at the tender age of 50.

As an ongoing investigation, no official cause of death has been disclosed. On Saturday, March 26, the country’s General of the Nation in Fiscalía revealed in a statement that a preliminary toxicology report indicated that Hawkins had 10 drugs in his system at the time of his death, including opioids, marijuana and antidepressants.

Hawkins, who was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 with his bandmates, joined the Foo Fighters after the departure of William Goldsmith in 1997. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote in a Twitter statement after his death. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

The wife of the Texas native is now his survivor Alison HawkinsThey had three children, Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh.

Following the “staggering loss” of their friend and drummer, the Foo Fighters canceled all of their upcoming tour dates. “We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned,” they wrote in a statement shared via the band’s official Twitter account on Tuesday, March 29. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to her, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”

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